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    Using Point and Shoot for POV videos?

    I'm considering using my REI dividend and 20% off on a Hero 2 but I figured I would explore some other options. Has anyone tried using a more rugged point and shoot camera like a Panasonic DMC-TS3 or Sony DSC TX10 for POV videos? Is the FOV too narrow? It seems like the tripod mount could be used to mount the camera and the image stabilization would really smooth out the video. Thoughts?

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    I haven't tried using a point and shoot for biking, but I can tell you any image stabilization would not smooth out biking footage. It's made to smooth out a shaky hand held (but otherwise static) shot, not the extreme bumpiness of off-road biking. Huge difference.

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    I did a video using a panasonic lx3 a few years ago on a tipod or handheld.

    Hate it or like it, this was all with a point and shoot. Mind you, I'm not a, and were at the time a great videographer.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    But doing this was exactly why I bought a gopro. But I do hate the wide angle of the gopro sometimes.

    If I was buying a bike cam, I would get the gopro 960
    Last edited by lidarman; 03-14-2012 at 09:36 PM.

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